Rose Lucas reviews 'Avalanche: A love story' by Julia Leigh

Rose Lucas reviews 'Avalanche: A love story' by Julia Leigh

Avalanche: A love story

by Julia Leigh

Hamish Hamilton $24.99 pb, 133 pp, 9781926428758

When snow falls, it blurs the line of sight. Sometimes it covers the world with a soft blanket, dampening everything else; sometimes it chills to the marrow, taking a vulnerable human body to the limits of freezing. In Julia Leigh's moving memoir, Avalanche: a love story, the movement of snow correlates both to the clinical specificities of the IVF process which she experiences, and to the emotional undulations which accompany it, always threatening to overwhelm.

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Published in August 2016, no. 383
Rose Lucas

Rose Lucas

Rose Lucas is a Melbourne poet and academic. Her first collection, Even in the Dark (UWAP 2013) won the Mary Gilmore Award; her second collection was Unexpected Clearing (UWAP 2016. She is currently completing her third collection, This Shuttered Eye. She teaches in Graduate Research at Victoria University where she also supervises in creative writing and literary studies.

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